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Thursday, December 16, 2010
AL ZAGOFKSY/TIMES NEWS With the release of Modern Beauty, the music of multitalented singer/songwriter John David Ambrose is in the limelight with seven original blues/rock tracks. Ambrose wrote, sang lead and back-up, played drums and a variety of guitars, as well as mixed all tracks on the album.

With the release of Modern Beauty, the music of Jim Thorpe's multitalented singer/songwriter John David Ambrose is in the limelight with seven original blues/rock tracks. Ambrose wrote, sang lead and back-up, played drums and a variety of guitars, as well as mixed all tracks on the album.

What a difference three years has made-for until the age of 16, Ambrose had no connection with music. Growing up with his mom, not having known his dad, Ambrose was a loner, prone to trouble-which caused him to be bounced around through the local private, public, and alternative schools.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the Warner Bros Picture film Yogi Bear to inspire kids and families to learn about wildlife and get outside

The film opens nationwide on December 17, with NWF serving as the production's official education partner.

A live-action/CG animated adventure, Yogi Bear brings everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear to the big screen in eye-popping 3D.

The story centers around Jellystone Park™, which has been losing so much business that greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land.

Monday, December 13, 2010
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The Varsity Voices of Lehighton Area High School perform during annual choral concert. Members are, l-r, Sam Cerimele, Kristen Campbell, Evy Heckman, Schyler Cordova, Michael Perkins, Daniel Edmunds, Arthur Terembula, Kirk Arner, Cat Varley, and Bri Oswald.

Monday, December 13, 2010
Lehighton choral concert

One Lehighton Area High School student plays a drum and another a tambourine during choral concert held at the school. The concert was directed by David Perkins and featured the Concert Choir, Guys Double Quartet, Girls Sextet, Varsity Voices, and Music Express.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Lehighton Area Middle School Music Department will present their 18th annual holiday program Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the auditorium.

The fifth and sixth grade groups will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The seventh and eighth grade band and choirs will start at 7:45 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble will begin the program.

"Herald Angel Swing," a laid-back swing piece, will kick off the concert. Gary Higgins, a eighth grade saxophonist, will be featured on this first selection.

Monday, December 13, 2010
Soloist at LAHS choral concert

Lehighton Area High School senior Brianna Oswald sings "The Christmas Story" during annual holiday choral concert at Lehighton Area High School. Other soloists were Samantha Cerimele and Kirk Arner.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Lehighton Area High School Chorus will be presenting their 55th Annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The program entitled "Swing Into Christmas" will be held in the auditorium at Lehighton High School.

A nominal admission fee is charged. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society and Holiday Educare.

The concert will feature the schools Concert Choir which is a mixed curricular ensemble and the award-winning show choir "Music Express".

Monday, December 6, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Brent Harris, left, and Joy Dougherty combine for a solo during cantata held last night at Zion United Church of Christ in Lehighton. The cantata was comprised of choir members from 21 churches.

They made a joyful noise unto the Lord last night in Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton.

Singers from choirs of 21 churches combined for a cantata, with the program filling nearly the capacity the massive auditorium of Zion UCC.

Entitled "On This Very Night," the cantata had selections by the ecumenical choir, by soloists, and, of course, audience participation.

The narration was by Doc Holiday and Kathy Long.

Accompanying the vocalists was the 21-piece Zion Festival Orchestra.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Eminem's Grammy wins are in the double digits, but despite a career that has been as commercially successful as it has been critically acclaimed, he's never won a trophy for album of the year on music's biggest night.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

JTAMS Productions Presents Tony Kenny and an extravaganza of Irish talent at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.

Capture the magic of Christmas Time in Ireland with internationally acclaimed performer Tony Kenny and his all-star cast as they perform a holiday celebration of music, song, dance and comedy.

Tony Kenny needs no introduction to American audiences. He is the star of "Jury's Irish Cabaret" in Dublin, Ireland's longest running Irish music show.